Stories tagged “beginning”

  • Wayne (Part 1)

    The distractions were finally gone. There was nothing left but his impending death. Wayne had lived a full life, surrounded by the people he loved, but this did nothing to conquer his fear of the inevitable. He had long ago given up hope on the possibi...

  • The Tale of the Three

    There has always only been three. Give us trust and we grant peace. From three corners of the land, our wise eyes watch, our ember wings guide. In troubled times take care and seek to bind us three at the peak. These words are etched in the founderR...

    • Author: Saint Chuck
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Midwest Purgatory: A Stalled Travelogue, chapter one (part two)

    A red and white striped long sleeve shirt. Who wears a long sleeve shirt in the dead center of July? “It’s- well… uh,” Rusty stumbled for something to say. “What are these?” she asked, sitting down, not waiting to fi...

  • Beginnings

    An old friend waits beyond these gates. The world is calm and steady as the slate-grey sky waits to see what I’ll do next. I step forward and the crunch of gravel is the beginning of the Apocalypse; or, perhaps, the beginning of my new life. Eith...

  • Oliver

    Oliver looks like your typical grand: black case, 52 white keys and 36 black keys, the lifted top contoured to the classic piano shape. But, really, what piano is typical? To me, Oliver is Oliver because of the lower register; it’s very strong, p...

  • The Beginning

    It happened to be exactly one year before, halfway through sophomore year. And it happened at a dance: “I can’t believe you got me to do this, Jason,” I wispered to him as we walked into the decorated gym. This night was going to suck...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Flourish

    as my former life is torn down around me hope swells flourishing a saga of new beginnings untold adventure engulfed by nature

    • Author: Ranx
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • The House in Broken Cliff

    Broken Cliff. A small town on the Pacific coast. Nobody knew me there. For some reason, this seemed faintly ominous. Maybe that just made it all the more perfect. Now a small cottage near the woods. It was the last home from the end of the street, on t...

    • Author: ctopherrun
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • All the Good Stuff

    How many stories start by describing the weather? “It was a dark and stormy night,” “The sun was shining down on us,” “Blah, blah, blah.” Weather is boring. I’ll tell you what’s interesting—events a...

    • Author: emily
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Elouise Whispering:The Biography of the Greatest Band Ever Intro

    Elouise Whispering (EW, for short) has become one of the greatest bands ever to walk the Earth. No lie. But, just like most bands, Elouise Whispering had to start from the very bottom to get to the very top. EW is based on substance, and substance come...

  • Waiting in the Storm

    The rain was coming down in sheets. The earth was already saturated, so the new wetness just ran in rivers along the ground. And it was cold. Freezing. A person could see their breath if they were crazy enough to venture out on such a day. She stood th...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 'Belle Tawna' (Mature)

    Eddie eventually got changed much to my delight. He then went downstairs to check out, while Mark took me by the shoulder and ushered me the way we’d come the opposite night to the van. Again, he opened the back doors and put me inside but instea...

  • 2010 Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

    Its 12:14 AM, New Years Day, January 1st 2010. I get into bed and slide under all four blankets, in my tank top and shorts pajamas that my mom never understands. Its a new year and I’m kind of excited, for all the usual reasons. Then I remember 2...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Everything

    He was going to be the Champ. It started with a push up. Real simple, up, down. He used to do 100 of them every day, and every push became easier. Today he just wanted to do one. And he almost made it. Maybe it was the gun shot, maybe it was the car cr...

  • Spring Comes Early

    She awoke to a day like any other. The sky was the color of a robin’s egg and almost as flawless. A few clouds dared to block the sun, but they were white and fluffy, like giant cotton balls. The flowers were blooming, swaying in the gentle puffs...

  • Awakening

    I don’t know where I am, and I don’t know how I got here. I opened my eyes, and I was blinded by the light radiating above me. I thought to myself, Where am I? I tried to stand, but my legs felt numb. Had I ever walked before? No… stu...

  • The Beginning of the Night

    Both of her parents were out of town that weekend, so it startled her even worse when she heard an obknoxious noise coming from the room down the hall, especially at the late hour that it was. It sounded like the window had opened for the rain outside ...

  • Ghost Town

    A world of wastes and dust is all I’ve ever known. The land has dried by the pound of temperatures found only on the surface of the great sun that lay in the sky before us all. The fires of the sky destroyed all in its wake, leaving in place a ba...

  • Mother of Corruption

    A great crack appeared in the ceiling as it buckled under enormous weight. My partner disappeared under the falling debris that heralded the horror that landed in a heap of sweltering flesh. The creature had once been a woman but now she was a monster....

  • The Whole Story

    Soul mates reunite. Wedding bells ring. _______________ _______________________ ________________________________ _____________________________________________

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Assignment

    trudge trudge Ethan huffed as he returned home from school. Another horrible day in a horrible week. He was having the worst luck, first making an ass out of himself in front of his entire home room, then a D on his English assignment, his life just go...

  • The Lemon

    I grasp A lemon Fresh and firm Bright yellow Bicep curling It to the counter Steady under hand Pressing its erratic Tendency to wobble Immobile. ^ I Cut it in half One side rolls off On a tight axis. The inside layer is white Like the mouth Of a cotton...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Changes in the Air

    Dennis Larson rinsed the rest of the shaving lather away and really looked at himself for the first time in a long time. Deep lines creased across his face, like furrows in the farmland of his youth. Another time, another place. His wife said that it d...

  • 4 o'clock in the morning

    Connor was making breakfast, as he always did during the week. He was a morning person, in that respect as well as many others, the exact opposite of his sister Mari. Mari grumbled and moaned after Connor came in her room and tried to shake her awake. ...

  • An Unexpected Find

    Two figures walked with the entitled authority of youth while light from the street lamp blended their shadows. This was their street. Born and raised here, Jeff and Paul were best friends. There were a couple of ways to case a place. One took time and...